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Delta Expands Paris Service

Friday, October 05, 2012

Delta Expands Paris Service08:00 EDT Friday, October 05, 2012Airline maintains capacity discipline while assigning new routesATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will increase its presence at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris next summer with new year-round and seasonal service from 11 destinations in the United States. With its expanded service, Delta will offer flights between Paris and its hubs at New York-JFK, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit and Cincinnati, as well as key business markets in Newark, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. All flights will be operated in conjunction with Delta's joint venture partner Air France.(Logo: )Delta's expanded and enhanced Paris service includes:New nonstop service from Newark's Liberty International Airport, complementing Delta and Air France's existing service from JFK and Delta's existing service to Amsterdam. New summer seasonal service from Boston's Logan International Airport, complementing the pair of existing Air France flights. An additional flight from Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, increasing the total number of daily flights between Atlanta and Paris on the joint venture carriers to four. Upgauged and expanded service between Detroit's Metro Airport, from seasonal 767-300 service to year-round A330-300 service. "These service enhancements will bolster our presence in the Paris hub while strengthening our industry-leading joint venture with Air France-KLM," said Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president - Network Planning, Revenue Management and Marketing. "This expansion will have little effect on overall trans-Atlantic capacity discipline as Delta continues to reallocate seats into high-demand business travel markets."As Delta continues to build its trans-Atlantic service at European hubs it will also add an additional seasonal flight between JFK and Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, resulting in a combined four daily summer flights between both Delta and joint venture partner KLM.Beginning in 2013, the new Paris to Newark flight as well as our existing flights from Paris to Cincinnati, New York-JFK, and Seattle will feature full-flat bed seats in BusinessElite, offering each customer direct aisle access. Delta flights also feature Economy Comfort, Delta's premium economy product, offering four inches additional legroom and 50% additional recline. Delta recently announced it will begin offering in-flight internet service on its long-haul international fleet in early 2013."Strengthening our network while improving our customer experience both at the airport and on board is key to our strategy. In our Paris hub, Air France and Delta customers will enjoy shorter transitions between the gates and concourses as we consolidate our airport operations," said Bruno Matheu, Executive Vice President Marketing, Revenue Management and Network Air France-KLM and Chief Commercial Officer Air France.Effective this month, Air France operations will be concentrated in Terminals 2E, 2F and 2G.Connections at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Europe's leading connecting hub, will be shorter and faster for passengers on Delta flights arriving at Terminal 2E and travelling to a European destination.Delta's schedule between Newark's Liberty International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport:Flight DepartsArrivesService BeginsFlt 610EWR at 6:50 p.m.CDG at 8:35 a.m.June 1, 2013Flt 609CDG at 1:30 p.m.EWR at 3:50 p.m.June 2, 2013Delta's schedule between Boston's Logan International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport:Flight DepartsArrivesService BeginsFlt 606BOS at 6:45 p.m.CDG at 7:55 a.m.June 1, 2013Flt 605CDG at 10:35 a.m.BOS at 12:50 p.m.June 2, 2013Delta's additional flight schedule between Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport:Flight DepartsArrivesService BeginsFlt 042ATL at 11:20 p.m.CDG at 2:15 p.m.March 30, 2013Flt 043CDG at 8:20 a.m.ATL at 12:20 p.m.March 31, 2013Delta's schedule between Detroit's Metro Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport:Flight DepartsArrivesService BeginsFlt 98DTW at 5:55 p.m.CDG at 8:00 a.m. Extends year-roundFlt 99CDG at 10:40 a.m.DTW at 1:35 p.m. Extends year-roundDelta's additional flight schedule between New York's JFK International Airport and Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport:Flight DepartsArrivesService BeginsFlt 70JFK at 4:10 p.m.AMS at 6:00 a.m.May 16, 2013Flt 204AMS at 9:10 a.m. JFK at 11:25 a.m.May 17, 2013Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic "Airline of the Year" by the readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was named the "Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline" by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology, won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey and was the recipient of 12 Executive Travel Magazine Leading Edge Awards for U.S. airlines. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 314 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at     SOURCE Delta Air LinesFor further information: Delta Corporate Communications, +1-404-715-2554